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November 2012
This Week Is International Education Week
International Education Week is an annual initiative to celebrate the benefits of international education and cross-cultural exchange. The University has scheduled several events to highlight various programs, groups, and cultures shared on its campuses. Read more...
Events Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Lectures, art exhibitions, music and dance performances, family activities, and other events mark Native American Heritage Month at the University in November. See the events schedule.
A Salute to the University’s Veterans
On Veterans Day, the University honored the service of Rochester students past and present in the nation’s armed services.
Crisis Communications Test Planned for December
Teams from the University’s Communications and Information Technology offices will be testing our email lists next month to ensure that we can communicate efficiently and effectively with parents in an emergency. As part of the test, you will receive an email at the address you receive Parents Buzz. If you’d like to receive Parents Buzz at a different address, click on the “update subscription preferences” link at the bottom of this email and update your information. Thanks for your cooperation.
Spring Billing Statement Available This Month
The spring 2013 billing statement for undergraduates will be posted in UR ePAY by Nov. 20. Students intending to study abroad will receive their spring billing statement in December, unless they have an outstanding balance from the fall term. For more information, contact the Bursar’s Office at (585) 275-3931 or
Concerts to be Streamed Live
Two upcoming concerts from Department of Music ensembles will be streamed live online. The livestream of the Wind Symphony performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and the Symphony Orchestra concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, will be available at
Rochester Students Among Winners of Business Competition
Undergraduates from 15 colleges and universities across the country competed in the Early Leaders Case Competition at the Simon School earlier this month. Winning teams included Rochester students Roshal Patel ’13, Amy Esplain ’16, and Pierce Schultz ’15. Read more ...
Career Center’s Recruiting Events in Full Swing
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See more photos from Career and Internship Day and Student Alumni Networking Night at
At this time of year, the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center is full of students working on resumes, preparing for interviews, and investigating career opportunities for their majors. Plans for the career center’s off-campus recruiting events are also in full swing. Registration is now open for students for the Career and Internship Connection events in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., in January.

Webinar Series Offers Career and Job Search Advice
The Office of Alumni Relations offers a new nine-part webinar series that brings the nation’s top career authors live to your computer. For more information and to register for a webinar, click here. Archived webinar recordings can be accessed anytime via your computer, smart phone, or tablet.
Parents Invited to Upcoming Chicago Events 
Join University alumni, parents, and friends at two upcoming events in Chicago. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, learn about current trends in the prevention and treatment of heart disease with Philip Greenland ’74M (MD), ’78M (Res) and Charles Lowenstein, chief of cardiology and director of the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Register online. On Sunday, Dec. 9, enjoy an afternoon of holiday music as Michael Alan Anderson, assistant professor of musicology at the Eastman School, directs Schola Antiqua of Chicago. Purchase tickets online. Following the concert, guests are invited to attend a reception with Anderson and members of the ensemble. To register for the reception, send an email to
An Evening with John Pizzarelli Quartet
The Office of Alumni Relations presents an evening of jazz with the John Pizzarelli Quartet on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis, Mo. For more information and to register, click here.
Is Your Son or Daughter Thinking About Studying Abroad?
The Center for Study Abroad asks you to encourage your student to attend the 16th annual Study Abroad Expo in February. It will feature representatives from University-sponsored study abroad programs and students who have studied abroad. Faculty and staff will be on hand to provide information on how study abroad relates to everything from fulfilling major requirements to enhancing career options. The expo will take place on Friday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the May Room and Bridge Lounge of Wilson Commons.

Good Advice or Good Advising: What Do You Think?
“Good, well-intentioned advice can be useful, but sometimes it can get in the way of good advising,” writes Marcy Kraus, director of the College Center for Advising Services and dean of freshmen. Read more ...

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‘World-Class’ Video Challenge Spotlights Rochester
Times Higher Education (UK) asked its top-ranked universities to make a 10-second video that complete the sentence: “My university is world-class because ...” for the launch of its World University Rankings 2012–13. Rochester’s video, based on the University’s mission statement, is a finalist. View the video.
Eastman Celebrates Music of Gil Evans
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The Gil Evans Centennial Celebration is the result of a three-year collaboration between New York City–based producer Ryan Truesdell and the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dave Rivello. Follow the group as it traveled to the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, where the orchestra played music that Evans had arranged—much of which had never been recorded and was performed for audiences at Umbria for the first time.
November Full of Student Performances
November is a busy time for student organizations and there are a wealth of diverse performances. Entertaining the campus community this month are The Opposite of People, YellowJackets, Off Broadway on Campus, Ballet Performance Group, South Asian Expo, Vocal Point, Midnight Ramblers, Korean American Students’ Association Virtue and Vice, and more. A sample of performances can be seen in this video. Click here for a list of upcoming performances. A full list of student organizations at the College is available at the Campus Club Connection

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Professors Renato Perucchio and Paolo Vitti explain the mechanics of how water was heated and piped to a Roman bath in Ostia. A Rochester-only study abroad program in Arezzo, Italy, provides a unique semester of Italian history and culture. Read more...
Parents: You’re Always Welcome
Parents of current College and Eastman students, as members of the University community, are regularly invited to regional alumni programs. Visit the regional calendar for details and registration information.

Local Events

More events listed on Eastman’s concert calendar and the University’s arts and entertainment listing.
Yellowjackets at Home
Men’s Basketball: Nov. 16–17, Chuck Resler Tournament; Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Nazareth College; Nov. 24–25, UR/Holiday Inn Airport Tournament; Dec. 8, 4 p.m., Hobart College.
Women’s Basketball: Nov. 16–17, Chuck Resler Tournament; Nov. 20, 6 p.m., William Smith College; Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Rochester Institute of Technology.

Yellowjackets Away
Men’s Basketball: Nov. 28–Dec. 1, Wendy’s Classic, locations TBA; Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Hamilton College.
Women’s Basketball: Nov. 27–Dec. 1, Wendy’s Classic, locations TBA; Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Oneonta State; Dec. 8, 1 p.m., Oswego State University.
Cross Country: Nov. 17, NCAA Division III Championships, Terre Haute, Ind.
Squash: Nov. 17–18, Liberty League Championships, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Swimming and Diving: Nov.  17, meet vs. Allegheny College, Washington and Lee University, and Carnegie Mellon University at Carnegie Mellon; Nov. 30–Dec. 1, Liberty League Championships at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Track and Field: Dec. 8, 10 a.m., The College at Brockport Early Season Meet.

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